Dear GOP: Please Do Make Sure That Your Next Vice-Presidential Candidate Can Pass a Fifth-Grade Geography Test

Apparently Sarah Palin didn’t know Africa was a continent. Just… just… oh, hell. I can’t even pretend that I’m surprised. You know, after I watched this, I walked into the other room, where my nine-year-old daughter was watching… Read More

Well, Yeah

Just sent to me, the result of the most important election last night: Man, it wasn’t even close. But how could it be? You can’t defeat bacon. You can’t even hope to try. (Thanks, Mitchell, for sending that… Read More

RIP, Michael Crichton

He died last night, of cancer. I always liked his work, which was eminently readable and always featured interesting ideas, even if he tended to present them in alarmist fashion (because presenting them in alarmist fashion helped to… Read More

Random Thoughtery, 11/5/08

Some various thoughts I’m having about the election. Don’t worry, I’ll move on to other things soon. But, hey, I just had another slice of Schadenfreude Pie and now I’ve got a hell of a sugar buzz going…. Read More

Reality Check

For those who need it: 1. It was Obama who won, not necessarily the Democrats. Which is why, while the Democrats gained in both the House and the Senate, they don’t appear to be having the blow-out additions… Read More

Now, Go to Bed

It’s been a long day. The rest of everything begins soon. You’ll need your rest.